Denver Neighborhoods – Five Points

Denver Neighborhoods – Five Points

The Five Points neighborhood is named because it is located at the point where the diagonal grid of downtown Denver meets East Denver’s rectangular grid, creating a five way intersection where Washington Street, 26th Street and Welton Avenue meet. The neighborhood lies within the east side of Denver.  Five Points is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Denver. Much of the neighborhood’s growth occurred during the 1860’s and there are many interesting, historic properties still standing within the area. The light rail and proximity of the neighborhood to downtown Denver have attracted many new folks into the neighborhood.

 

Credit; Westword

Credit; Westword

The history of the neighborhood and its African-American heritage can be explored in the Black American West Museum,  Styles African American American Heritage Center and Heritage Center, which is located within Five Points. The Five Points neighborhood is today a far more diverse community than ever. It attracts people from all over Denver. Both the Five Points Jazz Fest and Juneteenth is still held in the neighborhood every year and have become a major attraction. This festival celebrates the abolition of slavery.

Five Points

Five Points

More Information:

Near-by Parks:  Lawson Park, Benedict Park and Fuller Park

5 Minutes to DownTown

5 Minutes to Shopping 16th Street Mall

10 Minutes to I-25

Closest Grocery Store is Safeway

Walk Score: 85

Bike Score: 94

Cole Postal Zip Code: 80205

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